AS A SENIOR: Closed out his Notre Dame career with three personal bests at the BIG EAST Championships … personal records inluded performances of 1:48.79 in the 200 fly, 3:53.93 in the 400 IM and 2:01.99 in the 200 breast … registered second consecutive season with an NCAA B-cut in the 400 IM with his 3:53.93 showing … the 400 IM performance was good for a fifth-place finish while the 200 fly swim resulted in a seventh-place showing … ended his Notre Dame career with seventh-fastest 400 IM swim in school history.
AS A JUNIOR:Set career bests at the BIG EAST Championships … finished in fifth place in the 400 IM (3:55.45), eighth place in the 200 breast (2:02.32) and 15th place in the 200 IM (1:53.02) … his 400 IM time was an NCAA B-cut … career bests came in the preliminary session for all three events with times of 3:55.14 in the 400 IM, 2:02.03 in the 200 breast and 1:51.85 in the 200 IM … swam to a season best time of 58.72 in the 100 breast at the Ohio State Invitational … recipient of the Captains[apos] Award … amassed three top three finishes during the regular season … dropped more than 10 seconds in the 200 breast and more than eight seconds in the 200 IM over the course of the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Sat out duration of the season due to injury.
AS A FRESHMAN:Came on strong late in the season for the Irish … registered season-best times in all five events that he swam throughout the year at the BIG EAST Championships … posted respective times of 58.15 and 2:03.44 in the 50 and 100 breast at the league meet … finished the 400 IM in 3:58.91 … his 100 breast performance at the BIG EAST meet was nearly two seconds faster than his previous season-best set at the Ohio State Invitational (1:00.10).
THE KOPPEL FILE: Broke the state record in the 200 IM (1:52.49) as a senior at Archmere (Del.) … along with a title in that event, he finished runner-up in the 100 breast (58.11) at the state meet … boasts prominent times in the 400 IM (3:59.89) and 200 breast (2:03.29) … three-time team MVP in high school and gained All-America honors following his junior and senior seasons … son of Donna and Peter Koppel … born July 11, 1989 in Springfield, Va. … his brother swims for Dartmouth … graduated from the College of Engineering as a chemical engineering major.
Koppel[apos]s Career Bests
|100 Fly||52.28||BIG EAST (2008)|
|100 Breast||58.15||BIG EAST (2008)|
|200 Breast||2:01.99||BIG EAST (2011)|
|200 IM||1:51.85||BIG EAST (2010)|
|400 IM||3:53.93||BIG EAST (2011)|